What's the deal with chemical peels?

Updated: Jan 9

While The Medished is closed for face to face appointments in line with government guidance, I thought I'd send out some educational content of interest.

Looking for a way to help your skin improve appearance in an uncertain time..? Look no more! The power of a chemical peel should not be underestimated. Many patients dread the words "chemical" and "peel". In this blog I will explain all and demystify chemical peels.

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A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve skin texture and tone. A particular group of acids are applied to the skin to lower the pH, which then loosens the connections between dead skin cells. This process causes exfoliation and then stimulates new cell growth.

This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Another fantastic result is that peels can thicken the top layer of skin, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen. There are 3 basic types of chemical peels; superficial, medium depth, deep peel.

Here at The Medished I tend to use superficial or medium depth peels... however in my honest opinion if you commit to a course of 3 superficial peels one a month and combine with effective targeted home care...you WILL get good results. A superficial or light chemical peel will work on the epidermis.

Our skin sheds naturally, approximately every…

28-45 days in individuals ages 30-40

45-60 days in individuals ages 40-50

60-90 days in individuals ages 50-60


  • Improved skin texture and firmness

  • Decreased fine lines and wrinkles

  • Improved acne-prone skin